20 Jun 2009

Competition time!

Woot! So I'm announcing my first every competition! now the prize is nothing big, as most of you know I'm very poor, so what's up for grabs here is a custom banner for your (or one of your favourtie) blogs featuring you're favourite model, GW or otherwise (and yes it will be better than mine... hopefully)

But what is the competition? about you ask, well the Idea is to come up with a special character for a space marine chapter that doesn't already have one (Like the Sabol swords, Fire lords that type of thing) and write rules, fluff and set a points limit for you're character.

The deadline to get you're entires in is the 10th July and then voting will last a fortnight. The voting is not based on having the most overpowered character within reason, it is to make one with a great backround and rules to back it up and is of a reasnable point cost. This is NOT a popularity contest so I will keep all entries annoymous until the results are realased so no posting ideas on you're blog.

I will enter in this ( I'm not gonna be biased towards myself, with the amount of great hobbyists out there I'd be happy with one vote).

There is also an extra prize (well it is the same prize just another way of getting it) for converting and painting the best model to represent you're special character (note this part is not madatory) any previous models may be used as long as they fit the wargear ect.

So let your imagination run riot and come up with the best character you can think of!


On a side note, like many I am looking forward to seeing the new Transformers movie, now I won't be seeing it on the release day but the day after, me and a huge bunch of people I know have booked out our entire local cinema (it's only a one screen old style thing but it's awsome!) and because now that it is a private function... DRINKS ALL AROUND! Anyone else looking forward to seeing it?

14 Jun 2009

Raven Angels or Blood Guard?

I was thinking about my Raven Guard the other night and was wondering how I was going to make the force as mobile as I think a raven guard force should be, easy! Use the Blood Angels codex, with Assualt marines as troops choices andVeteran assualt marines as elites (I think could be fast attack) and it means I can even have a Jet pack mounted command squad (which would be cool). I had decided quite recently to remove Shrike from my list (I felt his bonus wouldn't be used that much and I can't use him in the Blood Angels codex anyway!) It also means that my Blood Raven Land Raider and Co. will fit in even better as they are a Chapter founded off the Blood Angels!... I think...And on the Eldar side of things I've decided to abandom Jawaballs' (or is it Jawaballs's?) advice on my army list as I feel that using all the back hand tactics against a weekly opponent (AKA Josh and his Necrons) will soon get predictable and let's be honest, it's not a very honest way to play anyway, so I'm going to go back to my Original idea although I'm considering including an Avatar (Ignoring armour cancels 'I'll be back'... wait that's the Terminator I meant 'We'll be back') and let's face it that rules a paint in the Ass or if I wanted to be really British arse (I keep getting 'You have a great British accent' over Xbox live is...is this a good thing?)Also I've been doing quite a lot of drawing recently (this isn't mine I just searched up 'British sterotypical comics' and it seemed to work) If anyone wants me to draw them anything on flash just let me know, a problem I have with drawing is that I never get inspiration to start me off, now If you excuse me I'm going to walk the Dog, whose currently malting like Vinegar (oh ha ha! that was a cracker! :P )

6 Jun 2009

Gamer Munch, OM NOM NOM!

I got hungry after reading a post at Mik's Minis so I thought I would do a post on gamer munch, so here goes!

Painting: When painting you want to avoid foods/drink with sugar/caffine it will make you shakey and more likely to make a mistake (My painting is generally at this level before any of this) so avoid: Tea/coffee (unless decaffinated which I think taste weird), fruit, sweets (ahh man), chocolate (damn it!) and achohol makes you sloppy aswell (like that's gonna stop me! I loves me Cider...hic!)

Gaming: Beer and pretzels anyone? this is very relaxed and there is only one type of food to avoid... sticky stuff, when playing someone it's horrible to end up with sticky dice, like handling warm toffee bleh! M&Ms (or similar) are awsome as you can use them for wound counters, now if that's not motivation to kill an enemy character what is!?

Now if you excuse me I'm going to raid my stash (well... what's left of it...)